Some things just do not age well. Ten years ago the rotting corpses, flesh-rending hounds and bloodthirsty plants of Resident Evil managed to squeeze a few jumpy scares out of our throats; today they're so damn tame and ugly that only the heaviest helping of fond memories will keep you from foaming at the mouth in frustration.
So you're trapped in a shabbily run mansion, searching for folks who've likely long been eaten by the mindless, skin-feasting zombies that roam about. There's precious
Guys are always doing stupid things to get their dream girls' attention, but no one can boast more than the ambiguous hero of The Rub Rabbits!. His love-stricken chase for affection spreads across 35 short and sweet minigames, each involving an outrageous, often sexually-charged scenario. He's a man willing to fight off clanky, robotic bears, wade through swift moving rivers loaded with mutant alligators and climb frozen mountaintops for nothing more than a kiss from his silhouetted
We have a lot of favourite bits from Strike Force. That must mean it's quite good.
History would suggest otherwise. Previous conversions of 2D strategy games to 3D action games have not been pretty. Converting the sedate, point-and-click puzzles of the previous Commandos games to FPS is a dangerous business.
The 2D games were about sneaking through German encampments with a team of rugged specialists. Each had a specific role: the Sniper sniped, the Green Beret slit the throats of baddies and
It's not often that a game makes you laugh. And by that we mean really laugh. You know, the kind of laughter that gets funny looks from anyone unlucky enough to be sat next to you on the train. The kind that, with each little chuckle, makes people think you're a bit mental. Partners in Time does. Like its predecessor, Superstar Saga, it's a real class act in terms of dialogue, scripting and story. An excuse for Nintendo to poke fun at their best-loved mascot and deliver something that feels
What happens when Nintendo puts together a completely nutso piece of musical software that's so out of the ordinary it's not even carried on retail store shelves? After playing with a gaggle of fish-like creatures that react in musical ways depending on how you touch them with the stylus, two GamesRadar editors dive into Electroplankton:
Dan Amrich, Working Musician: Electroplankton struck me as the handheld equivalent of a toy xylophone. It's got lots of pretty colors and anybody of any age
If arcades were still packed with games like Metroid Prime Pinball, wed all be spending a lot more time at the mall. The idea of series heroine Samus Aran trapped in morph ball mode, ricocheting across a pinball table seems totally asinine. But somehow it works, and most everything that makes the standout Prime series shine is represented here. The game even comes bundled with a new Rumble Pak to provide a small but crucial sampling of the tactile glee classic pinball machines have.
Expectations, eh? While Black is technically flawless, painstakingly designed and probably the best single-player shooter on PS2, we can't help but feel a little disappointed. Why? Because it doesn't keep its promise to "do for first-person shooters what Burnout did for cars".
Burnout changed the way we looked at racing games, with its speed, hypnotic structure (one nudge meant an instant crash) and benchmark graphics. Black's victory isn't innovation, but execution.
Forget the plot - its
While we'd like to be able to say that there's never been a better time to try EVE Online, we can't. The truth is that if you're going to try EVE Online, you should do so right now, because it's hard to say how long it's going to be this good.
Red Moon Rising is the latest large, free expansion for starship MMO EVE. While other games provide new realms, new lands or new dungeons, EVE is becoming more detailed. Developer CCP claims it's growing 'inwards'. It created a galaxy and all the
Why did Rhyll, Blackpool, and Stoke-on-Trent, all post-industrial blackspots, invest in wet and wild water parks?
Maybe the Soaked expansion for RollerCoaster Tycoon: 3 (you'll need the original game) holds a clue.
In it, you build monstrous body slides, over-sized swimming pools and cartoon log-flumes for the paying visitors to your expensive theme parks.
Water, in Soaked, is fluid cash. Every guest to your new swimming pool pays an entry fee - for which they're granted access to the pool
A quick flashbang takes care of the only guard, the locks are defeated in a matter of seconds, and any chance of mistaken identity is instantly washed away by the wallpaper - hundreds of newspaper clippings of recent college disappearances pasted up around empty cans of petrol and booby traps.
In the final room, a terrified girl rolls on the ground, her hands tied, her face covered by an eyeless white mask that dangles down from the ceiling. One last door opens into the killer's underground